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Dec 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
. dr. kim mulvihill has more. >> reporter: the back pad chad washington is wearing keeps his artificial heart pumping at home. he can charge it in any outlet. he received a heart transplant this year but the 35-year-old's body rejected t doctors at ucla gave him an experimental artificial heart while he waits for another transplant. >> i'm thankful to be alive. i'm thankful for everything, so much. >> reporter: chad won't have to spend months in the hospital connected to a machine. the implant is attached to tubes that go to a backpack. the pack sends a constant flow of pressurized air to the artificial heart giving it power to pump blood through chad's body. >> being able to go home and be a family, you know, in a normal setting is huge. it's gigantic. and it's a fantastic feeling. >> reporter: chad's cardiologist: >> living with this heart at home being able to with his wife and children makes all the difference. >> reporter: the device is an early christmas present for chad's family. >> we have quite the journey ahead of us. but we have a lot to celebrate right now. >> reporter: th
Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
. ,,,,,,,,,,,, now, a new clinic in alameda county is addressing not on the cost but... as dr. kim s us.. getting patients back s. >>> hand and wrist injuries are the most common injuries. >> as dr. kim shows us getting patients back to work and their families, and the cost is down. >> from holding a baby to cradling a smart phone, our hands are in constant use. curting, catchingings getting -- catching, getting work done. trigger finger tendonitis. >> it also hurts economically. 20% of all er visits are due to hand and wrist injuries costing up to $740 million a year. >> show me where the pain is. >> now one bay area hospital is offering a smart solution. at high land hospital doctors can now perform certain hand surgeries in a new out patient clinic. >> bottom line, it saves money. it is easier on the patient. they are going to be here a couple hours instead of the day. >> it is a win-win situation for everybody. >> you should feel a little pressure but nothing sharp. >> this surgeon heads up the program which provides the service to low income individuals. he does procedures to alleviate carpa
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
doctor says you're too heavy. you have to lose weight first. that's a growing trend. dr. kim has the story. >>> reporter: the 35-year-old has a lot to be thankful for this year. two years agoing the father of four had complete heart failure. >> you're always breathing like you think your lungs are going to explode. it's scary. it was like i didn't know what -- i really thought i was going to die. >> reporter: he needed a new heart. but at 360 pounds, it was too risky. >> patients who are obese have a high risk of dying during the operation or after the operation. >> reporter: ucsf surgeon says suki needed to exercise to lose weight but his heart couldn't handle it. >> everything is implanted. >> reporter: so sugi got the next best thing, mechanical pumps that gave his natural pump a rest. >> he was supported by this little pump that was supporting his failing heart for over a period of two years. and within that period of time, he was really working hard to lose weight. >> i would walk 1,000 steps every morning. >> reporter: 1,000 became 2. >> i started walking the parks. grocery
Dec 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
for leaving tools behind. dr. kim mulvihill reports. >> reporter: soon after this woman had a hysterectomy she had pain and a fever. the culprit? two surgical sponges left inside her body. >> it was a mistake. >> reporter: each year there are hundreds of cases where surgical items are mistakenly left inside patients. most of them gauze sponges. >> i think it happens every day somewhere in the world. probably every other day somewhere in the united states. i know we can do better. >> reporter: general surgeon dr. verna gibbs runs a project called no thing left behind. >> the goal is zero, not 50% reduction, not just do a little better. zero retained surgical sponges for at least a year. >> reporter: some hospitals have gone high-tech to help keep track. with the rf assure detection system, each sponge has a radiofrequency chip. doctors wave a wand and the system alerts if it picks up a signal. while the new technology is useful dr. gibbs says it's not a substitute for counting every sponge used during surgery. >> one sponge goes in every holder. everybody can see. so now we want to teach nobody
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
today. dr. kim mulvihill explains, drivers and pedestrians both play a role. ep off the curb -- >>> attention drivers, slow down! a campaign to make san francisco safer for pedestrians kicked off today. dr. kim mulvihill explains drivers and pedestrians both play a role. >>> reporter: step off the curb and you take your life in your hands. the cars and trucks, the motorcycles, the bikes. the latest threat? all those little gadgets. >> yes, definitely pretty dangerous, yeah. >> reporter: new research shows how almost one in three pedestrians is distracted by mobile devices. texting is particularly risky. texters took 18% longer to cross the intersection and were four times more likely to ignore the lights. >> all the time everywhere. i have seen people almost get run over. [ laughter ] >> reporter: but it's no laughing matter especially in san francisco, one of the worst cities for pedestrians in the country. >> we have more pedestrian crashes than cities like chicago, seattle and boston. >> reporter: 's chief of surgery at san francisco general hospital, dr. peggy knudsen see
Dec 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- die because they don't get c-p-r. dr. kim mulvihill on how thw "hands-only" c-p-r is makina big difference. >>> nearly 400,000 americans suffer cardiac arrest every year and the majority die because they don't get cpr. dr. kim mulvihill on how the new hands-only cpr is making a big difference. >> not right and the left. >> reporter: the staying alive cpr tour, the idea teach people two simple steps to save a life. >> the first thing you want to do is call 911. the second thing is to push hard, fast in the center of the chest until help arrives. >> reporter: it's hands only cpr and doubles or triples a chance of survival. that's it, no complicated breathing necessary. this hands only approach led to better survival and neurological functioning. researchers look add 1400 cardiac arrests in japan and found 46% of the hands only group were alive one month later compared to 40% with traditional cpr and hands only cpr led to 41% having good brain function compared to 33% with the traditional cpr. cpr keeps blood flowing to the heart and brai
Dec 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
kids? dr. kim with advice on helping the young ones cope. ,, secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. really impacted parts of the penninsula. in fact, this afternoon redwood city poli had to issue a flood warnin >>> the high king tides we have seen around the bay area impacted parts of the peninsula. this afternoon redwood city police issued a flood warning. mark sayre in redwood city with the people who are keeping a close eye on it. >> reporter: it's been three days in a row of these king tides. a study says that san mateo county stands to sustain the most damage of any county in all of california if ocean and tides continue to rise. >> reporter: just as the high watermark of the king tide reached the peninsula at about 12:30, crews put up signs closing the road in redwood city. it's a scene repeated more frequently than in the past. paul is the harbor master. >> it gets high but it dissipates quickly. >> reporter: the king t
Nov 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
about their health. dr. kim mulvhill reports: te strategy works, because it't just good for health. it's o >>> high-tech company and workers are getting smarter about their health. dr. kim mulvihill reports the strategy works because it's not just good for health, it's good for the bottom line. >> reporter: step on google's sprawling campus in mountain view and you might think you're back in college. eat here and your body might think so, too. >> so people were reporting they were putting on weight from the access to the food, the free food and all of our cafes and microkitchens. >> reporter: it's called the google 15. the food here is so good, plentiful and free, you gain weight. just ask dorothy nelson. >> you're at work. you have all kinds of temptations about food and you get stress at work so you may run to food to comfort yourself. i know i'm one of those emotional kinds of eaters. >> reporter: she has been heavy all her life but in 2009 she was 340 pounds, sciatica, diabetes, high blood pressure. >> it just all this stuff started happening. and i got to the point where i was lik
Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
-off. dr. kim mulvihill reports. >> reporter: the sherwood family gets plenty of mill world cup their meals. >> probably two to three glasses a day, plenty of milk in their meals. >> reporter: too much may be a bad thing. researchers looked at daily milk intake as it related to iron and vitamin d levels and about 1300 preschoolers. they found that two cups a day seemed optimal for most kids. drinking more than that lowers iron stores. >> excessive amounts of milk which was more like three to four cups a day or more was an increase in levels of a chemical regarding iron in your body. >> reporter: iron deficiency is linked to anemia and delays in brain development. vitamin d helps build strong bones. itkids who drink milk may not be eating foods rich in iron. some children with dark skin may need supplements because their body doesn't make enough vitamin d in sunlight. melanie has no plans to limit mil -- mill milk in her house. spending time outdoors helps. whole milk is recommended for children under 2. after 2 most pediatricians recommend low fat or nonfat with the same nutrients without f
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
of children of risk. dr. kim mulvihill explains how the substitute drugs are not preventing relapse. >> reporter: three years ago, abby was diagnosed with hodgkin's' lymphoma a curable cancer of the immune system. >> it was harder on my parents. >> reporter: then 10, abby started chemotherapy and was doing well but then one of her drugs became unavailable due to a shortage. she was switched to another drug which was considered a safe and effective alternative. >>> we let them finish up her treatment with that but then at 12 weeks when we went back for the radiation she relapsed. >> reporter: now as reported in the new england journal of medical a closer look at the drug substitutionna . national clinical trial led by saint jude children's hospital the two-year cancer-free survival fell from 88% to 75% after the substitute drug was administered. >> this is the first studyclearly show that when we substitute one drug for another they are not all of us as good. >> reporter: because of the relapse she had to have a bone marrow transplant, radiation and more chemotherapy. now at 13 she i
Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
tonight. slow down! dr. kim on why one bay area city actually launched a campaign today to keep pedestrians safe. >> reporter: step off the curb and you take your life in your hands. the cars and trucks, the motorcycles, the bikes. the latest threat? all those little gadgets. >> it's definitely a danger. >> reporter: almost one in three pedestrians is distracted by mobile devices. and texting is particularly risky. texters took 18% longer to cross the intersection and were four times more likely to ignore the lights. >> i saw one actually almost get run over. >> reporter: but it's no laughing matter, especially in san francisco, one of the worst cities for pedestrians in the country. >> we have more pedestrian crashes than cities like chicago, seattle and boston. >> reporter: as chief of surgery at san francisco general hospital, dr. peggy sees pedestrian injuries almost every day. >> hit by a vehicle, you're going to be hurt. if you're an adult, the way that you're struck by cars, you're likely to have lower extremity fractures, rib fractures. if you're a child, you're going to
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
. >> i was shocked that such a thing existed. >> dr. kim has worked with children more than 20 years. she does not recommend the backpack shield for anyone under 18 years old. she says instead of comforting children, it may cause them more anxiety. >> if you don't train them on how to use it, it's not effective. it just sits on the floor. i think for it to be effective, you have to train the kids. during the training process, i think you could -- think it could be traumatic. >> that's like wearing a seat belt in case you're in an accident creates anxiety. i feel like it like wearing a seat belt for the big wide world out there. >> the shield costs $235. the manual you saw there, clark, says he sold more than 200 of them in the last five years. >>> the clouds are gone and the sun is back but it's still a little chilly out. howard, over to you. >> it's actually jumped into the low 60s after the chill this morning. we've got some much colder air coming in the next couple of days. enjoy what we have now. probably as warm as we're going to get in most places today. 60 in college park. 61 croft
Dec 16, 2012 8:30am PST
suffer cardiac ar each year. and the majority die because they don't get c-p-r. dr. kim mulvihill on the new "hands-only" c-p-r >> the numbers are staggering. nearly 400,000 americas suffer. and he's more on the new hands- only cpr making a big difference. >> and to the right and the left. >> reporter: the staying alive cpr tour. the idea? teach people two simple steps to save a life. >> the first thing we want you to do is call 911. the second thing, switch hard and fast and until help arrives. >> reporter: called hands-only cpr and can double or triple a person's chance of survival. that is it, no complicated breathing necessary. according to the study, the hands-only approach led to better survival rates and neurological functioning in victims of sudden cardiac arrest and conventional cpr. researchers looked at 1400 cardiac arrests in japan and found that 46% of the hands- only group were alive one month later compared to 40% with hands-on traditional cpr and they had good brain function, compared to three% with the traditional cpr. it keeps blood flowing to the heart and brain
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
but it's occurring in the united states and right here in the bay area. dr. kim mulvihill reports on the consequences and the concerns. >> go fish. oh!! >> reporter: when it came to the sex every their children, will and wendy let mother nature shuffle the deck. as a result -- >> thank you. >> i have two lovely daughters. >> and if they had been boys then that would have been the way it was meant to play out. our kids were going to be whoever they were going to be. >> reporter: but not all couples play the hand they're dealt of thanks to medical technology, some pick the sex of their child. as a result, in parts of the world millions of girls -- >> basically they were never born. >> reporter: as documented in unnatural selection, journalist mara writes about the systemic campaign against baby girls in china, india and south korea. she reports since the 1970s, more than 163 million female babies have simply disappeared. >> it's mostly the result of sex selective abortion so women going in for an ultrasound scan when they're protect them aborting female children. >> reporter: in s
Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
anytime there's an incident. the results help determine when it's safe to return to play. dr. kim mulvihill, cbs 5. >>> it is one of the first major challenges for its new ceo. why yahoo might be forced to part with more than a third of its cash. >> well, we saw a few of these after the storm. will your insurance company pay if a toppled tree damages your house and other things? what is covered and what's not. ,,,,,,,, look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. billion-dollars to the mexin yellow pages in a bizarre lawsuit. >>> well, a judge
Dec 29, 2012 9:00am EST
. >>> time 9:07, 37 degrees. still ahead, dr. kim ham monday joining us to answer your pet questions. >>> elaborate lawn decorations to help the forgotten children. that's coming up. >>> we're finally determining where the rain/snow line is, at least for now. i'll show it to you right after the break. >> we're getting a better idea of the rain/snow line. doppler showing us it's running right towards the northern portion of washington, d.c. and just in the southeastern portion of baltimore county there. so that's where you're seeing some mixed precipitation. then everything to the right of that, to the right and east is rain on the back end of it. you can see some darker blues out here in portions of west virginia and western maryland. this is gonna slowly move in here within the next couple of hours. right now we're not seeing any precipitation in the greater baltimore area, even portions of carroll county where we saw kim just a couple of minutes ago. this should move up here in the next couple of hours. should start snowing probably by 11 i'd say. all right. current temperatures ri
Dec 28, 2012 5:00am PST
of a hurry as we all know but let's take a minute to slow down a little bit. dr. kim tells us why one bay area city actually launched a campaign this week to try and keep pedestrians safe. >>> reporter: step off the curb and you take your life in your hands. the cars and trucks, the motorcycles, the bikes. the latest threat? all those little gadgets. >> definitely pretty dangerous, yeah. >> reporter: new research shows how almost one in three pedestrians is distracted by mobile devices. and texting is particularly risky. texters took 18% longer to cross the intersection and were four times more likely to ignore the lights. >> all the time everywhere. i have seen people launch get run over. [ laughter ] >> reporter: but it's no laughing matter especially in san francisco one of the worst cities for pedestrians in the country. >> we have more pedestrian crashes than cities like chicago, seattle and boston. >> reporter: as chief of surgery at san francisco general hospital, dr. peggy knudson sees pedestrian injuries almost every day. >> you could get hit by a vehicle, you're going to get hur
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
for a bronchitis-like cough more than a month ago. we have asked dr. kim mulvihill to fill us in. what's guarded? >> reporter: that means he is between stable and critical. he will be watched closely. bronchitis can take months to clear but anytime the elderly have bronchitis it could develop into a more complicated lung infection pneumonia especially when the patient is in the icu. >> the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia? >> bronchitis is an inflammation of the large airways that carry air from the mouth to the lungs. pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue itself. this infection inflames the air sack and they film up with fluid and can cause symptoms such as a cough with phlegm, fever, chills and trouble breathing. >> and pneumonia is treatable, right? >> absolutely. it usually is. most adults it will take a week or two to clear. but pneumonia can be very severe especially for seniors. it can even be fatal. sometimes even strong antibiotics don't help because the immune system is impaired. roughly 50,000 people die from pneumonia each year. >> he is 88. so tonight exactly wha
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
injuries. is it time to ban tackle football for young children? dr. kim mulvihill reports. >> didn't really take it right or left... >> reporter: during a november 11 game against st. louis, 49ers quarterback alex smith complained of blurred vision. the diagnosis, concussion. a new study links repeated concussions to permanent brain injury. researchers studied the autopsy of 58 85 brain donors and found a high percentage that has a disease like alzheimer's with repetitive head injuries. >> there is cause for concern but not cause for alarm. >> reporter: dr. manly is chief of neurosurgery at san francisco general hospital and an expert in traumatic brain injury. >> the brain isn't like every other organ in the body. while there is ability to repair and plasticity, once neurons die they never come back. >> reporter: we have a lot to learn about concussion. we don't know how many it takes to cause trouble or if there are predisposing factors. concussions in one person may not be like concussions in another. so as some call for banning tackle football for younger children, manley says not so fa
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
to boost the success rates of in vitro fertilization. dr. kim mulvihill has the story. >> reporter: it's been 34 years since the birth of louise joy brown, the world's first test tube baby. today, more than 60,000 american babies are born each year thanks to in vitro fertilization. now stanford researchers have found a way to help even more infertile couples. >> 48 hours of culture, we can predict the viability of a human embryo. >> reporter: researchers thawed 75 donated single cell embryos and used time lapse photography to track their development. the 75 embryos, only 53 had normal timing, normal cell division. but the big surprise of the 53 that looked normal, half had the wrong number of chromosomes. >> it's quite profound that embryos that appear to be developing normally may harbor such a high percentage or such a high degree of chromosomal abnormalities. >> reporter: dr. barry behr, codirector of the ivf program, says where fragmentation comes n those extra bubbles are fragments that contain chromosomes and that spells trouble. >> should be 23 pairs in total chromosomes. if you
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
. dr. kim mulvihill explains how doubling the recommendation for tamoxifen should stop the cancer from coming back. >>> reporter: carrie took tamoxifen for five years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 33. >> even though it may, you know, make you not feel great or you might have side effects, you know that you're doing something that's helping you. >> reporter: most breast cancers are fueled by estrogen and hormone blockers like tamoxifen can help cut the risk of recurrence. now new research suggests women should take it for 10 years, twice as long as the current five-year recommendation for tamoxifen. researchers studied nearly 7,000 women with estrogen- sensitive breast cancer who had completed five years of tamoxifen. half were randomly chosen to take the drug another five years. the others were told to stop. they found women who took it for 10 years lowered their risk of recurrence by 25% and of dying of breast cancer by 29% compared to those who took the pills for just five years. >> the benefits are particularly in the second 10 years. that's very helpful i think
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
they are asking certainly people traveling to new york to consider getting vaccinated first. dr. kim mulvihill has the story. >>> reporter: just in time for the holidays, a public health advisory in new york city. an increase of serious me ming cockell disease. >> gay men who have met men online they are requesting that those men receive vaccine in new york city. >> reporter: while there is no outbreak of meningitis in san francisco, public health officials want people to be aware because there's so much travel between the two cities. >> if gay men are planning to travel to new york over the next several weeks and think they may have partners from new york city, they should be aware of this and talk to their provides about potentially getting a vaccine before they travel. >> reporter: meningococcal disease is a severe bacterial infection spread by contact of secretions of someone from the nose or mouth with the disease, with kissing, sexual or intermatt contact, coughing on sneezing. intimate contact. it's recommended for middle and high school students and students in dorms. >> anybody at risk pa
Dec 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
to your children about something like this? dr. kim mulvihill has some advice from an expert. >>> scoot snyder of martinez is sure his kids have already heard the news. >> i think i'm going to give them an extra hug tonight and ask them if they have questions. >> this is a really, really tragic and difficult event. >> reporter: dr. berry is a child psychologist at lucille packard children's hospital. >> often times after an event like this our children can have questions about their safety and if and when and how this happened and if it will happen again. >> reporter: dr. berry says honest conversations that are age appropriate will help ease your child's fears. younger children might have more trouble understanding. >> so for those children, it's really important to try and limit their exposure to these events you all the news coverage, and to more importantly to reassure to them the safety of their environment. >> reporter: older children are have a greater understanding and want to know more of the specifics. she says be open with them and stress the isolated nature of this event. >>
Dec 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
cancer. dr. kim mulvihill joining us now with what we know so far about his current condition and how they are treating him. >> reporter: allen, right now we know the governor is being treated at ucsf but won't discuss his treatment. prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. this year in california, more than 20,000 men will be diagnosed. most including governor brown will have early stage prostate cancer. now, that means it's localized to the prostate gland and has not spread. governor brown is being treated with a conventional course of radiation which typically means five days a week for four or five weeks. the governor's office says he is working a full schedule through the treatment which will be completed the week of january 7th. his prognosis is excellent and no side effects, significant side effects, are expected. >> many years ago my dad's treatment was surgery but they are not doing that. radiation typically at this stage? >> reporter: you have options. with early stage prostate cancer you can have surgery, radiation therapy or you can have what we call watchful wait
Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm EST
worrying about whether that secretary panetta said dr. words. but in an interview with esquire, he said that he invited kim jong il over for dinner and he cooked for him, served him a glass of moreni and tried to understand how he thinks. clearly that all the loving secretary of defense is a complex man. his list of accomplishments over 74 years span two branches of government, education and even a little bit of labor on his california ranch. before taking office as the 23rd secretary of defense on july 4th, 2011, secretary panetta served more than two years as the cia director. after three years as the chief of staff to president clinton, secretary leon panetta and his wife could directed the leon and sylvia panetta institute for public police at california state university at monterey bay a nonpartisan center to promote public service. he served eight terms in congress rising in 1989 to the chairman of the house budget committee. that set the stage for his next job, president clinton's director in the office of management and budget. today we hope to hear more about a raid that killed
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